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Salyut Lens Mount


These semi-automatic version of these lenses has a little silver tab on the lens mount that is pulled to stop down the lens. The normal lens is an Industar-29 80mm F2.8. There were also two accessory lenses made for this camera the Mir-3 65mm f3.5 and the Tair-33 300mm f4.5. These lenses have a far better finish and attention to detail than is normally found in soviet equipment. Production of these lenses continued after the camera production had ceased.



Salyut Manual

{Saluit Mount} {Saluit Lenses}


Mir-3


This is a 65mm f3.5 wide angle lens with apertures to 22. The earliest lenses were of the "zebra" design but the vast majority are in the all black version. This lens was redesigned with automatic diaphragm and made in very small numbers in the Praktisix (b)lens mount and Salyut-C mount(B) .It was provided with a brown leather case, a metal front lens cap and a plastic rear lens cap. A light yellow and an orange filter were also supplied in 88mm. The lens originally came with a huge black plastic lens hood, however most of them have been lost.

The Mir-3b in the Praktisix mount(b) is a complete mechanical redesign of the lens. The focusing ring is now in the middle and the f-stops are above. Interesting enough, all 5 of these that I have documentation were manufactured in 1978 so the production run may have been very short. They came in both type of cases the old brown leather and the new with brown leather on a black molded plastic case.




Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Salyut
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 10cm
Diameter: 9.8cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: .61 Kg
Diaphragm Type: semi-automatic
Elements/groups 6/4
Resoloution: 40/14
Filter size: 88mm
Typical serial no: 731470

{Front of Mir3} {Side of Mir3} {Side of Mir3}
{Front of Mir3b} {Side of Mir3b}

Tair-33


This is a 300mm f4.5 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. Both versions of the lens were also made in the Praktisix (b) lens mount but in very small numbers. It was provided with a brown leather case, a metal front lens cap and a plastic rear lens cap. A light yellow and an orange filter were also supplied in 88mm. There are 2 different variations each is pictured. The later all black version has a built in lens hood. The newer version shown with the case is the rarest. This is a preset lens and works fine with the Saluit-S and Kiev 80s. The first model lens originally came with a black plastic lens hood, however most of them have been lost.




Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Salyut
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 240cm
Diameter: 98cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 1.64kg
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups: 4/3
Resoloution: 25/18
Filter size: 88mm
Typical serial no: 6900295/750853

{Front of Tair 33} {Side of Tair 33} {Front of Tair 33 type 2}



Kiev 60 and Kiev 88 Lenses


When the Soviets decided to make a Pentacon Six lens mount camera they modified the lens mount for the Salyut so that the same series of automatic diaphragm lenses could be used on both by just using a different lens mount assembly. Lens mount b is for the Kiev 60(Praktisix) and lens mount B is for the Kiev 88. The lens mount B is a modified original Salyut mount and is intended for the Salyut-C and Kiev8X cameras.



Salyut Manual

{Front of Pentacon Six TTL Early}

Zodiak 8


This is a 30mm f 3.5 wide-angle lens with apertures to f22. The rearmount filters are part of the optical design and one must be mounted.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 98mm
Diameter: 110mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
Weight:960gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 10/6
Resoloution: 52/15
Filter size: special rear mount
Typical serial no: 900059

{Front of Zodiak} {Side of Zodiak}



Mir-26


This is a 45 mm f 3.5 wide angle lens with apertures to f 22.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length:86mm
Diameter:93mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 600gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 8/7
Resoloution: 45/16
Filter size: 82mm
Typical serial no: 892015

{Front of Mir-26} {ide of Mir-26}



Mir-38


This is a 65 mm f 3.5 wide angle lens with apertures to 22.


Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 86mm
Diameter: 78mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 490gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 6/5
Resoloution: 42/20
Filter size: 72mm
Typical serial no: 853143

{Front of Mir-38} {Side of Mir-38}



Volna-3


This is the normal lens for the Kiev-88 and the Kiev-60.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 62mm
Diameter: 76mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 340gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 6/5
Resoloution: 45/20
Filter size: 62mm
Typical serial no: 8804353

{Front of Volna-3} {Side of Volna-3}



MC Vega-28


This is a 120mm f 2.8 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. This lens comes with a square hard plastic lens hood.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 62mm
Diameter: 75mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 440gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 6/5
Resoloution: 50/30
Filter size: 62mm
Typical serial no: 890134

{Front of Vega-28} {Side of Vega-28}



Kalinar-3


This is a 150mm f2.8 telephoto lens with apertures to 22



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 82mm
Diameter: 75mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 1000gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 4/4
Resoloution: 45/18
Filter size: 82mm
Typical serial no: 890361

{Front of Kalinar-3} {Side of Kalinar-3}



Jupiter-36


This is a 250mm f3.5 telephoto lens with apertures to 22.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 168mm
Diameter: 82mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 1500gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 4/3
Resoloution: 45/25
Filter size: 82mm
Typical serial no: 860252

{Front of Jupiter-36} {Side of Jupiter-36}



MC Telear-5


This is a 250mm f5.6 Telephoto lens with apertures to 32. This is a much newer design than the Jupiter and apparently all are multicoated.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 140mm
Diameter: 74mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 720gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups: 5/5
Resoloution:
Filter size: 62mm
Typical serial no: 900626

{Front of Telear-5} {Side of Telear-5}



3M-3b


This is a 600mm f8 Mirror telephoto lens in the b(Pentacon Six )lens mount. It focuses from 8 meters. This lens is not known to have been made for the B ( Kiev-80)mount. It is quite unusual as it was made in very, very limited
quantities. I know of 6 and each is slightly different and has a different year, leading me to believe that they were essentially prototypes. Only 4 are known physically and 2 more from catalogs. Most have no manufacturers mark. The front of the lens may or may not be threaded for filters or a lens hood. The rear is threaded for M52X0.75 filters.

Some have a rotating tripod mount, most do not.
Assumption: The rotating mount was dropped because square format has no need for rotating the camera.

The manual shows an adapter plate to tie the lens and camera together and then mount on the tripod. As far as I know none of these still exist.

Only one of them, as far as I know, has a large brown leather case.

There are several of these marked “ARSAT’

Rumor: Most of these lenses were incomplete, missing an element and sitting in storage at the factory. When the Soviet Union fell there were a great number of highly skilled workers sitting around and there was a search for anything that could make money so they were finished. There may actually be more of these than the original Zm-3bs.

Assumption: They are an Arsenal military product modified for civilian use or a very limited test run that was submitted for production approval and never approved...

The last 2 pictures are of what I think is a prototype for this lens since it bears the markings of the "State Optical Institute" in Leningrad.
Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b
Manufacturer: KMZ?
Dimensions:
Length: 195mm
Diameter: 115mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: fixed
weight: 2500gm
Diaphragm Type: none
Elements/groups
Resoloution: 32/20
Typical serial no: 750080

{Front of 600mm mirror lens} {Front of 600mm mirror lens} {Front of 600mm mirror lens}
{Front of 600mm mirror lens} {Front of 600mm mirror lens prototype} {Rear of 600mm mirror lens prototype}

Doubler


The teleconverter K-6B or K-6b doubles the focal length of the 80-250mm lenses without changing the minimum focusing distance. It introduces a 4X exposure factor and a 30% center and 35% edge resolution loss. It is possible to remove the optical element and use this as an extension tube. I would discourage this because of the difficulty of returning the optics to exactly the right position. The chance of ruining the doubler is just too great considering how cheap a set of extension tubes is.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: b and B
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Length: 80mm
Diameter: 78mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: N/A
weight: 350gm
Diaphragm Type: none
Elements/groups 6/4
Typical serial no: 892371

{Front of Doubler} {Side of Doubler}



© Nathan Dayton 2000